Clients' Mapped Drives Disconnecting
Posted on 2011-09-23
I service a site that has a Windows 2008 Standard server, and several clients running XP Pro. Theclients have drives mapped to data shares on the server, and they have Microsoft Office installed on their machines. They leave their machines on all night, and say that they must reboot their PCs each morning to re-enable their mapped drives. They also tell me that they sometimes loose their connection to the server during the day. This seems to happen especially when they embed an Excel worksheet in a Word document. Word freezes up and they receive a OLE error. This is a real problem because they lose their work. I have not been on site yet to troubleshoot this problem. All that I have written here is a relaying of their words. I'm running all this by Experts Exchange before going on site in hopes someone has ideas to share. I'm a little new to supporting domain environments.
Thanks for any help,